The Optimist Club of Timonium

The club implements local projects and programs endorsed by Optimist International. Learn about how we help our local community and the youth of Timonium, Maryland.


The club is proud to mark its 60th Anniversary in June 2017!

Who We Are

The club is proud to mark its 60th Anniversary in June 2017!

The Optimist Club of Timonium, Inc.—known informally as the Timonium Optimist Club or Timonium Optimists—is an organization of civic-minded men and women working together for the greater good of our area, particularly in service to youth. As Timonium Optimists, we volunteer our time and talents on projects that positively affect young people in our local community and throughout the metropolitan area. More »

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New Members Welcome!

Joining the Timonium Optimist Club offers you the chance to meet some great people, to get involved in important and satisfying work, and to enjoy yourself while making a difference.

Our Primary Mission

Continuing to make a difference for the youth of our area!

Club Essay Contest

Win a scholarship toward advanced education! Students write a essay expressing their views on the assigned topic for the year.


Club Oratorical Contest

Win a scholarship toward advanced education! Entrants give a 4- to 5-minute speech on the assigned topic and compete against other students.


Young Artists Showcase

An annual exhibition of original work by student artists (31 high schools with 83 pieces of art) in a public exhibit at the TAC gallery in Towson.


Annual Golf Tournament

Timonium Optimists team up with the Hereford Optimists to host a shared outing for both clubs. Stay tuned for the 2020 event.


Ravens Ticket Raffle

Each summer, the Timonium Optimists raffle off a pair of season tickets for the Baltimore Ravens regular season home games. Stay tuned for the 2019 event.


Shop with a Cop

Make the holidays brighter for local disadvantaged youngsters! There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to help with Shop with a Cop! 2018 event details coming soon.